Functional Nutrition Insights from FxNA

Digestion

How a Functional Nutritionist Can Help You Manage Stress for Better Digestion

Understanding the link between stress and digestion If you’ve ever experienced the sensation of butterflies in your stomach, you’re familiar with the connection between acute stress and short-term digestive sensations. And yet chronic stress can have a profound impact on your overall digestive health. Chronic stressors that affect digestion can take many forms, like systemic […]

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Start with the Gut

It's been several months since I've written a Consumer's Report. Please don't let that fool you into believing that I'm not a consumer. Like you, I get caught out-and-about and also just appreciate being able to buy a pre-packaged thing or two that meets my exacting standards and serves my gut intentions. I especially love to get my hands on a product that simultaneously passes the grade, is gratifying to the taste buds and fuels my health. That's what these pages are all about! Today I raise a glass to KeVita, my favorite drink on-the-go.

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A Sneak Peak into Becoming a Holistic Practitioner: Utilizing the Food-Mood-Poop Journal

While poop provides some great clues, poop data alone becomes much more relevant when we gather input on food intake as well. That’s why the Food, Mood, Poop Journal is your first step in clinical data capture.

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Psyllium Husk for Husky Poop

Poop is one of our best health diagnostic tools! Today’s gut loving ingredient is meant to bring on the husky: it’s psyllium husk!

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the gut-brain connection

This sneak peek clip is from the Full Body Systems Neuro Intensive. I have so much to share when it comes to the gut-brain connection and brain health.

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Clinical Cause & Effect – Putting your Functional Nutrition Certification into Practice

In your practice, you’ll likely encounter clients who are taking prescription medications. We see it all the time in the Functional Nutrition Alliance Clinic. And while it’s not within our scope of practice to advise people on pharmaceuticals as Functional Nutritionists or Functional Nutrition Counselors, it is within our scope to help clients understand cause […]

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Crohn’s Through a Functional Lens

Crohn’s Disease is classified as autoimmune. As you know, autoimmunity is a condition in which the body produces an immune response against its own tissue constituents. Before we talk more about Crohn’s, let’s put autoimmunity into a bit more context so you and I can both grasp how profoundly this is impacting not just our […]

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gut loving Labor Day – How to!

I don't know about you, but a potluck or barbeque, like those held every Labor Day, can trigger surprising digestive explosions (similar to what you might see in the sky on the 4th of July!). You may know what I mean, but never put any rhyme or reason to it. It's just become, over the years, a part of your independent right to both celebrate and suffer. Today, on the first day of this month of September, as we lean into Labor Day here in the states, I'd like to share my top four tactics for loving Labor Day (and letting it love you).

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the pod that loves your gut

Summer sun, something’s begun But, oh, oh, these summer nights My heart’s all a flutter with the thought of the summer lovin’ to come. Can I tell you more?! No, I’m not about to reveal the details of my love life. (Sorry!) I just love summer. Period. And much of my summer love is all […]

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Love The Liver: The Importance of a Holistic Health Program

Why love your liver? Your liver is a powerhouse of activity! It’s the biggest internal organ in your body and has hundreds of functions. One of its key functions is to act as a gatekeeper by filtering toxins and unknown substances from the bloodstream, breaking them down, and helping them find their way out of […]

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